The Supreme Court decision relating to the status of Uber drivers will change the face of the gig-economy

The ruling that Uber drivers should be designated as workers and not as “self-employed” provides the drivers with a new raft of basic rights such as paid holiday, rest breaks and to be paid the national minimum wage will have a “knock-on” effect in the entire gig-economy.

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